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1,000 jobs every month in civil, military services

RECRUITMENT AT SAF BEGINS TODAY
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MUSCAT: The government is pressing ahead with its "Appointment and Replacement Programme", which generates as many as 12,000 jobs for Omanis as specified in the “Employment Plan 2021”, said a government official on Tuesday, noting that the placements will be made at a rate of 1,000 jobs a month, till the end of this year, in the government sector’s civil and military services.


In implementation of the Royal directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, on expediting the execution of employment initiatives, the Ministry of Defence will today begin to receive job-seekers who meet conditions set for recruitment at the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF). The jobs will be announced in succession by the Royal Army of Oman, the Royal Air Force of Oman, the Royal Navy of Oman and other administrations of the Defence Ministry.


Earlier, the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) has already provided jobs to a number of young Omanis.


Among these, the Sultan Qaboos Naval Academy employed Omani youth, who joined the Academy to receive training and join the ranks of defence.


The step comes as part of plans and programmes to accommodate job-seekers.


The academy has finalised the recruitment of new batches with an emphasis on maintaining precautionary measures set for protection against Covid-19.


The Port of Salalah has announced 60 vacancies in coordination with the Directorate General of the Ministry of Labour in Dhofar Governorate.


The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority has urged business owners to take advantage of the on-the-job training initiative signed with the Ministry of Labour by registering the data of institutions wishing to benefit from the initiative, which includes training 3,000 Omani job-seekers.


The support provided by the Ministry of Labour is to bear the cost of the monthly training grant for trainees, as in the first year 100 per cent of the salary will be paid, a Bachelor’s graduate will receive RO 500 per month, a


diploma graduate RO 400 per month, and a General Education Diploma graduate RO 300 per month, while


in the second year 50 per cent will be paid.


The authority said that the on-the-job training packages for small and medium enterprises was launched in response to the directives to support small and medium enterprises to obtain cost- supported national competencies and employ the largest possible number of job-seekers after being subjected to on-the-job training programmes, which will contribute in enhancing their employability by equipping them with the required professional skills.


The initiative targets all owners of SMEs and job-seekers registered with the Ministry of Labour or according to


the institution’s nomination of those it deems appropriate for training. - ONA


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